Imphal, Dec 10: World Human Rights Day is being observed today. On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris.
Campaign for Social Upliftment, Kangleipak observed the Day at the Jiribam Govt. Higher Secondary School today. This is the second time that the organisation is observing International Human Rights Day. Superintendent of Jiri District Police M. Mubi graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Ajitkumar Sharma, Addl. SP of Jiri, RK Charles, SDPO Jiribam, L. Ranjitjumar, Principal, JIribam Hr. Sec. School and CH. Sunamani, Retd. DI of Schools attended as guests of honours while S. Maniton, Retd. Principal of JHS School and advisor Campaign for Social Upliftment presided over the function.
Dr. Priyadarshni Gangte of Damdei College, Dr. Filip of LMS Law College and Dr. Himen Thabgjam of Indira Gandhi National Tribal University were the Resource Persons.
In her welcome cum keynote address, M. Bimolini, Secretary CSU Kangleipak stressed that the very idea of organising the observation as a part of International Human Rights Day was to engage with the people of jiribam on the changing discourse on human rights and how such changes are to be noted in one of the most strategic locations of Manipur which is Jiribam, the Western Gateway to India.
Dr. Gangte spoke about the rights of women and their rights are continued to be violated in Manipur a state known for its high regards for women. This according to her can be read as a consequence of modernity and inability on the part of the indigenous people to negotiate between the rich tradition of the Manipuri and the excesses of outside culture.
Dr. Dilip spoke on the relationship between right to life and human rights. Stating that human rights is an inalienable, inherent and indivisible right of an individual in which the right to life is the foundation. He stressed that Supreme Court of India has been intermittently 8ntervening to secure the right to life of the Indian citizens against the excesses committed by the Indian State. Mention was made of the Supreme Court rulings on privacy, against torture and extra judicial killings in Manipur (EEVAM case).
Dr. Homen Thangjam spoke on three generations of human rights with special reference to social, economic and cultural rights of human being. He said that right to self determination has been recognised as inherent rights of people. However, this right is many sometimes misinterpreted by various community of the state that brings chaos and misunderstanding amongst people of Manipur. Right to life is inseparable with socio economic and cultural rights. He also stressed on the Rio Declaration on Environment that expressed the commitment of International community. He also mentioned the need for checking influx of Illegal migration in Jiribam.
It is a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.
In his message, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged people and leaders everywhere to stand up for all human rights and for the values that underpin hopes for a fairer, safer and better world.
The theme this year is, ‘Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity’.